Funding for Recovery Post COVID for Students and Businesses

Funding for recovery

Funding is available now for students and businesses to recover from the COVID pandemic.

Did you know that both the federal and state Governments have committed funds for staff and student training as part of their economic recovery plan?

The funding available benefits both students or staff to train and upskill, and businesses alike.

Skilling for Recovery – for Students

Under the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery initiative more than 100,000 people across NSW will have the opportunity to reskill for jobs of the future.

The Skilling for Recovery initiative will provide fee-free full and part qualification training places to students who may otherwise have had to pay a fee.

The program will assist job seekers who are wanting to re-train or upskill, it will support school leavers who are entering the workforce and it will assist people who are currently employed by a business but at risk of becoming unemployed.

Skilling for recovery - students

To be eligible for Skilling for Recovery funded full qualifications, a student must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled (i.e. 15 years old or over, no longer at school, living or working in NSW and an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen)


Meet one of the Skilling for Recovery eligibility categories identified below:

  • Youth 17-24 (currently employed or unemployed)
  • Commonwealth benefit recipient
  • Unemployed (not in receipt of Commonwealth benefit)
  • People expected to become unemployed

Courses available at ET Australia Training College under Skilling for Recovery include:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (ageing or disability specialisations are available)
  • CHC30115 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Part qualification funding is also available under this initiative.

For further information visit and search for ‘training for jobs of the future’.

Or follow @SkillingforRecovery on Facebook.

Supporting Apprenticeship and Traineeship Commencements – for Businesses

As part of the Australian Government’s economic recovery plan, they are providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Trainee.

Any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice or Trainee on or after 5 October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

Employers should contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider by going to to find out further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility.

The subsidy has been capped at 100,000 places, so if you are an employer who has been considering taking on a Trainee there has never been a better time, however, you will need to act fast to make the most of the opportunity.

Skilling for recovery - business

Partnering with ET Australia Training College

ET Australia Training College is approved to deliver training for a variety of traineeships across a range of vocational areas including business, business administration, early childhood, individual support (ageing and disability).

Did you know…

If ET Australia Training College is your RTO of choice for the traineeship, we will assist with the recruitment of your Trainee at NO COST. Not only is there NO COST but our recruitment services are obligation-free.

Save money

ET Australia Training College will advertise your Traineeship position on job sites as well as via our extensive networks to find the right person for your Traineeship position. We will phone screen applicants and shortlist them for your consideration.

With so many Government initiatives available to assist with the recovery of the economy, there has never been a better time to enrol in training to reskill or to employ a Trainee for your business.

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